January 07, 2013
Chicago – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. Nan R. Nolan (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Nolan will be based in the JAMS Chicago Resolution Center. She will serve as an arbitrator, mediator and special master in a variety of disputes including Business/Commercial, Class Action/Mass Torts, Employment, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Personal Injury and Securities.
Judge Nolan presided over numerous complex and federal cases at every phase of civil litigation during her 14 years as a U.S. Magistrate Judge. Her work on these cases ranged from supervision of pretrial discovery and mediation in settlement conferences, to presiding over bench and jury trials where parties had consented to her jurisdiction. She mediated more than 1,500 cases while on the federal court.
Judge Nolan is a nationally recognized expert in electronic discovery and co-founded the Seventh Circuit’s pilot program on that topic. Her many lectures and workshops on e-discovery over recent years reflect her philosophy that cooperation between parties is the principal avenue to mutually beneficial solutions.
“Judge Nolan has emphasized mediation and settlement as a primary means of resolving disputes for much of her career,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “Her unique ability to empathize with individuals from all walks of life enables her to keep dialogue open. We’re thrilled to have her join our panel in Chicago.”
“My experience working in the federal court and presiding over complex cases has given me invaluable experience that I can bring to my new role at JAMS,” said Judge Nolan. “I look forward to working with parties to help them resolve their disputes.”
Judge Nolan graduated with her B.S. from Loyola University and earned her J.D. from the DePaul University College of Law.
About JAMS, The Resolution Experts
Founded in 1979, JAMS, The Resolution Experts is the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide. With Resolution Centers nationwide and abroad, JAMS and its more than 300 exclusive neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267.